Ram Madness Kicks Off Basketball Season as Coach Magee Enters 50th Year


Excited students packed the stands for Ram Madness, the kickoff to the basketball season.

Philadelphia University’s 2016-17 basketball season kicked off on a high note last night at Ram Madness. Fans filled the stands at the Gallagher Athletic Center for the special pep rally that featured team introductions, a pizza eating contest, three-point challenge and performances by the PhilaU cheerleaders, Ramettes, Dance Company and Smooth Stomping Steppers.

However, the biggest highlight likely came when Hall of Fame Coach Herb Magee, who’s second in NCAA men’s basketball history with 1,032 career victories, serenaded the crowd. (Watch the clip of his rendition of the Frank Sinatra classic “Summer Wind” here.) Magee enters his 50th year as head coach.

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